World hospice and palliative care news roundup – 20 April 2015

Categories: In The Media.

Health system headed for crisis as number of seniors double: report

Canada – The Star

Canada’s health system is already under major stress and with the number of seniors projected to double in coming years, it is headed for crisis unless the federal government steps up, warns a report from the Conference Board of Canada.

Online tools for living wills, power of attorney make process easier

US – Las Vegas Review Journal

No one in Nevada is a bigger advocate of end of life planning than Dr Michael Karagiozis, medical director of Nathan Adelson Hospice. The hospice and palliative care specialist believes everyone should have a living will.

Volunteers opening hospice to care for dying homeless Utahns

US – Salt Lake Tribune

Volunteers from Salt Lake Regional Medical Center were scrubbing and painting walls on Friday at the future home of The Inn Between, a hospice for homeless Utahns who are dying.

Fine Gael TD slams Taoiseach over hospice funding

Ireland – Connacht Tribune

Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh has slammed the Government for its continued failure to provide funding to Galway Hospice.

Malawi needs more training in palliative care

Malawi – Nyasa Times

Despite making significant strides in the provision of palliative care in the last ten years, Malawi needs more training in different disciplines to improve the quality standards of care.

Paul-Andre Gauthier honoured by RNAO

Canada – Sudbury Star

A Sudbury nurse, well known in clinical and academic circles, will receive one of his professions highest awards on Friday. Paul-Andre Gauthier will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

Plans to form North Dublin network to support bereaved children

Irish Hospice Foundation

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and St Francis’ Hospice, with The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN), are looking to form a regional network to support bereaved children in the North Dublin region.

End of life care: a huge challenge for our next Government

UK – Marie Curie blog

The widespread acknowledgement that more needs to be done to ensure that people affected by terminal illness get the care and support they need is very welcome. However, the scale of the challenge that the next Government will face is huge.

£3 million government funding for new Newport hospice

ehospice UK

The Welsh Government is to invest £3 million to enable St David’s Hospice Care to expand inpatient hospice service provision in South East Wales.

Premier Helen Zille opens Iris House Children’s Hospice

ehospice South Africa

Iris House Children’s Hospice is situated in Cape Town, South Africa.Here, children who have special needs and are terminally ill can now be cared for after it was officially opened on Tuesday 14 April 2015 by the Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille.